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Spikes/rubbers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by siy, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. siy

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    Hi guys - I have a set of Mission 774 speakers that I had on normal spikes. I have just moved house, and the living room has a solid oak floor - so I didnt really want to use spikes on it.

    Is there any rubber version of the spikes - oone that would screw into the thread on the speaker, so you can adjust the height of each corner?

    If not, I will just have to stick some rubbers underneath, but that isnt ideal, as the plastic bit that screws on to the back of the speaker to stabilise it doesnt really have anywhere to stick them.
     
  2. Mr Grumpy

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    Don't laugh but I have heard of people using coins between the spikes and the floor with great success. Worth a go and a good way to get rid of some loose change too.

    :)
     
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    In my Mordaunt-Short manuals it also mentions the use of coins under the spikes when the speakers are used on a wooden floor. Apparently this still allows the speakers to couple with the floor.
     
  4. siy

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    hmmmmmmmm.... I would have thought that this would give more vibration but hey - it's worth a go. Would prefer something that looks a bit better, but lets see how it goes.
     
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    You could try Floor tiles. A large thick one under each speaker helps to tighten things up very well. If it works for you, you could always get some marble ones cut to size?
    Coins do work very well as well on wooden floors.
     
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    Coins work well - you can get special little stands for the spikes to stand in which will look better than coins but not sound any better (and cost a lot more than 4p)

    People do put slabs under their speakers - again a simple one from a builders merchant will work just as well as the 'designer' ones but the asthetics may not be what you are looking for.

    I know with my Mission speakers the manual states that the spikes can be reversed and used with the rounded end down for hard wood floors but I dont know if yours have this option nor how effective they are if used in this way.
     
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    B&W speakers actually come with screw in rubbers for this type of situation, maybe you could contact them as i am sure they would sell them as accessories, so long as the screw dimension is the same but it must be worth a try.
     
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    perfect - that's what I was searching for...rubber screw in ones. Thanks, will try B+W
     
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    A friend sent me 2 packs ,4 in each, little black domes that the spikes sit in and they have a felt material underneath.

    I know there were around £6 for a 4 pack, but they work and look fine on laminate.

    Most HI-FI shops do them.
     

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